erdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Here's the deal...my sorcerer does not pick any powers that do not have the lightning keyword. It's part of her background so please don't say take Flame Spiral, I know how completely awesome that power is...just doesn't fit my character concept. Yes I know about Arcane Admixture but that isn't until paragon so until then...taking other powers is not an option.
My choices for this third level encounter power are:
Lightning Daggers – a minor action, 2(w) in lightning damage which comes out to 2d4+6 for this character, as the Storm Power bonus of +4 and a +2 for the +2 implement enchantment
erdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Or
erdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dancing Lightning – a standard action, 2d10+cha of lightning damage and it does splash damage to all adjacent creatures equal to cha modifier. This comes out to 2d10+16 (+5cha, +2 enchantment, +2 off handed bonus, +4 Storm Power, +1 feat, +2 Superior Implement Lancing)
erdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The question is...is the minor action weapon attack a better choice over the standard action with a significant damage increase. My character is hardly ever in melee...but I have to admit that the minor action would be a tempting selection...I just can't see the long range sorcerer jumping into melee every encounter to get use out of it. An unused encounter power is a wasted one...
erdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Any one have any good reasons for one or the other pick? Any input would be helpful ^^